We know that not everyone has the time or budget to do a full safari, taking in all of the national parks. Others may want to consider a mini-safari as an additional activity before or after climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. Therefore, we offer a condensed version that allows you to see some of the best wildlife in Tanzania in just 5 days and 4 nights.

Start: Arusha
End: Arusha
5 days – 4 nights


Arrival  in Tanzania, Kilimanjaro International Airport/Arusha Airport, meet and greet with Restoration’s  driver/guide. You will be driven to your accommodation in Ilboru Safari Lodge or Lake Duluti Serena Hotel:  Half board

This journey begins after breakfast in Arusha, the third largest city in Tanzania,  along with your driver/guide, you will set off for your African safari in Tarangire National Park. This beautiful park attracts great herds of game year-round due to the Tarangire River, always having water for the animals to drink. In this park you can find varied species from Oryx to Kudu, large herds of African elephants, also found red-and-yellow Barbet and giant baobab trees that this park is known for. After a full afternoon of wildlife viewing, you will be transferred to your in-park accommodation for the night, Tarangire Safari Lodge or outside park in Maramboi Tented Camp: Full board

After an early breakfast, your driver/guide will drive you to Lake Manyara National Park for a half day of game viewing, with a picnic lunch taken in the middle of the day. This park provides opportunities to observe wildlife in a variety of different ecosystems, you may get a chance to see the famous tree-climbing lions found lazing on branches of acacia trees.  The park also features large concentrations of elephant and buffalo. Over 380 species of birds have been recorded included the immense Silvery Cheeked Hornbill, one of the largest breed, Crested Guinea Fowl, found deep in the forest. Many hippos reside in the water, as do thousands of flamingo and other water birds. As the afternoon draws to a close, you will leave park and be driven to the town of  Karatu for two nights in your accommodation in Tloma Mountain Lodge or on the crater rim in Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge:  Full board

After breakfast, you will descend  into the crater with picnic lunches in tow. The largest Caldera in the world (imploded volcano with an intact rim) The rim at 7,200' overlooks the Crater floor below. The various ecosystems within the crater provide home for many different mammals and birds, including the rare black rhino in its natural habitat. As the afternoon sun more lower in the sky, you will ascend the crater and return for dinner and overnight in Tloma Mountain Lodge or on the crater rim in Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge:  Full board

Depart after breakfast to Arusha, arrive for lunch in Shanga - Shangaa, visit a Maasai Market or local  market, transferred to Arusha Airport or Kilimanjaro International Airport